With frequent examples from the best of the research literature, this authoritative textprovides you with a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence for clinical practice. This new edition features an enhanced focus on research as the foundation for evidence-based practice, along with improved readability and more background coverage of qualitative research. This textbook prepares you to understand and apply research, and to go on to conduct original research.
- Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding.
- Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies.
- Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment.
New To This Edition:
- NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.
- NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing.
- NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods.
- NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.
Table of Contents:
Unit One. Introduction to Nursing Research
- 1. Discovering the World of Nursing Research
- 2. Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
- 3. Introduction to Quantitative Research
- 4. Introduction to Qualitative Research
Unit Two. The Research Process
- 5. Research Problem and Purpose
- 6. Review of Relevant Literature
- 7. Frameworks
- 8. Objectives, Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Variables
- 9. Ethics in Research
- 10. Understanding Quantitative Research Design
- 11. Selecting a Quantitative Research Design
- 12. Qualitative Research Methodology
- 13. Outcomes Research
- 14. Intervention-Based Research
- 15. Sampling
- 16. Measurement Concepts
- 17. Measurement Methods Used in Developing Evidence for Practice
Unit Three. Putting It All Together for Evidence-Based Health Care
- 18. Critical Appraisal of Nursing Studies
- 19. Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice
Unit Four: Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research
- 20. Collecting and Managing Data
- 21. Introduction to Statistical Analysis
- 22. Using Statistics to Describe Variables
- 23. Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
- 24. Using Statistics to Predict
- 25. Using Statistics to Determine Differences
- 26. Interpreting Research Outcomes
- 27. Disseminating Research Findings
Unit Five. Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research
- 28. Writing Research Proposals
- 29. Seeking Funding for Research
By Susan K. Grove, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, TX; Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FCN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, TX and Jennifer Gray, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Department Chair, Department of Nursing Administration, Education, and Research Programs, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas